Multi-Agency Joint Operation Yields Arrest For Narcotics & Firearms Violations–Nets Impressive Results

On Thursday, January 23rd, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), working in conjunction with the Columbia County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force, served several arrest and search warrants following an extensive 14 month long investigation. The Columbia County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force is comprised of law enforcement personnel from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Lake City […]

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Three New Members Join CCSO

On Friday, January 17, 2014, in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter swore in three new members. Christopher Parker, Michael Crews and Bradley Carpenter were sworn in as Deputy Sheriffs and assigned to the Patrol Division.

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Deputies Respond to Stabbing

On Friday, January 10th, 2014, at 8:21 a.m., Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a stabbing at 262 SW Santos Terrace, lot #52 in Lake City. When deputies arrived, it was discovered that 19 year old Jorge Josh Arata had received a knife wound to his upper body. It was determined that 18 year […]

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Deputies Investigate Shooting

On Thursday, January 9th, 2014, at 11:40 a.m., Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to an accidental shooting at 11814 SE CR-245 in Lulu. The investigation revealed that homeowner, Patricia Barber, had a 22 caliber rifle leaning against the front door to defend her chickens from a fox. Her 30 year old son, Brian Ward, […]

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New Member Joins CCSO

On Wednesday, January 8th, 2014, in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter swore in Pedro Ovalle as a Deputy Sheriff. We would like to welcome Deputy Sheriff Ovalle to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office family and wish him the best of luck.

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